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21-01-2015, 03:00 AM
Superhydrophobic metal
Scientists at University of Rochester were able to use a laser to etch a nanostructure onto a piece of metal and the result was an astounding hydrophobic metal where water bounces off like a bouncy ball. With there being no chemicals, it won't wear off. The amazing stuff we could do with this new found technology is outstanding.

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21-01-2015, 03:05 AM
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Strangely satisfying to watch. I'll file that next to non-Newtonian fluids in my library of "strange sciencey shit that amuses me".

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21-01-2015, 03:08 AM
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(21-01-2015 03:05 AM)gofish! Wrote:  Strangely satisfying to watch.

It is. It's like they dropped a bunch of tiny clear bouncy balls onto a surface.

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21-01-2015, 04:45 AM
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Impressive!

Some of the claims are a bit hyped though. Nanostructure surfaces do wear over time. They'll hold up better than chemical coatings but they're hardly eternal. The real difficulty actually won't be wear, it'll be other crap getting gummed up in them. A little dust or hard water scale could easily muck this up.

Still, pretty cool.

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21-01-2015, 05:02 PM
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(21-01-2015 04:45 AM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Impressive!

Some of the claims are a bit hyped though. Nanostructure surfaces do wear over time. They'll hold up better than chemical coatings but they're hardly eternal. The real difficulty actually won't be wear, it'll be other crap getting gummed up in them. A little dust or hard water scale could easily muck this up.

Still, pretty cool.

Well nothings ever perfect but yes impressive and is a step in the right direction.

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22-01-2015, 08:36 AM
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(21-01-2015 04:45 AM)Paleophyte Wrote:  I They'll hold up better than chemical coatings but they're hardly eternal.

Maybe the author should remain anonymous and never show himself or how it works. That way it will be eternal by default.

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22-01-2015, 10:09 AM
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I have a dog like that.
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